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of commerce for international trade. always a pleasure to see him. thanks for coming in. >> thank you, david. david: what do you think about all the reports about the china slowdown? >> it is true china is growing less than its peak rate but will still be a very healthy at 7%. the important point, david, if the economy is growing at 7%, consumer spending is growing probably at 30% or so. david: when i hear numbers, as much as you deal with the chinese government you have to be skeptical of these numbers when you hear them, right? >> i think it is very hard to get precision in these numbers but we know there is a lot of good news in the consumer space when yum announces it opened its 4,000th kfc restaurant in china. when starbucks says china will be the second largest market after u.s. when great companies like pepsi and nike are hitting 30% growth rates we know there is a lot of good news in the consumer products sector in china. david: we do know that good news but there is also other news coming out. of course federal express telegraphed that a couple weeks ago when fred smith came out. fe
when i get there that are gone. >> we will have the first permanent base on the moon. >> commerce, education, and the-- um, what's the third one there? >> her little daughter took that-- took that vaccine, that injection, and she suffered from mental retardation. >> commerce, education and-- um-- the um-- um-- >> okay, libya. president obama supported-- the uprising, correct? >> president obama wants to-- once said he wants everybody in america to go to college. what a snob! >> oops. >> jon: oh, right. that concludes our segment "mitt romney is the s.e.c.-luckiest dude on the planet." welcome back! my guest tonight is the reigning king of jordan. welcome back to the program king abdullaabdull abdullah ii. (cheers and applause) thank you so much for being here again. i just wanted to let you know as an emissary of the united states our president, i know, was scheduled to meet with you today. (laughter) he was not doing a stupid t.v. show. (laughter) he was very busy with strategic-- meetings. (laughter) whoopi goldbergstan, i believe it is. >> i heard. >> jon: that the talk of-- yo
those in myanmar to improve their business environment. the chairman of the japan chamber of commerce led a delegation and met with a senior economic official. asking for swiflter measures to ensure stable supply of power and better framework for foreign investment, the senior official said he encouraged more investment from japan. he promise they'd would work towards making business easier for foreign firms. a >>> the iranian president, mahmoud ahmadinejad, . . that they will provide support in building hospitals. they also pledge to work to promote export to iraq and to train personnel to operate such devices. >> e will work with the japanese government to raise iraq's medical capabilities. >> the equipment maker official added that his company hopes to provide the devices that will best suit iraq's needs. the japanese government has proposed a second site for the disposal of low-level radioactive waste from the accident at the fukushima nuclear plant. on thursday, senior environment minister visited the governor which borders foesh ukushima to south. suggested as a site, the nation
. the commerce department says sales of new homes slipped slightly in august compared to july. but, year over year new home sales were up nearly 28%. the northeast saw the most robust action, but sales dropped in the south. in the midwest builders say consumers are scrambling to build before mortgage rates and land prices increase. diane eastabrook has more. >> reporter: oakley home builders didn't have a buyer when construction started last spring on this three story spec house in tony hinsdale, illinois. >> this is the great room, this is the family room. >> reporter: but builder steve subkowiak says a buyer snatched up the $1.5 million home long before workers painted the walls and began installing fixtures. the new owners move in next month. >> i think a lot of people are looking at interest rates and land costs and saying hey if i want to buy a new house this is a great time. >> reporter: with historically low mortgage rates, business is beginning to boom for many home builders. the government says in august americans purchased new homes at a seasonally adjusted rate of 373,000. that was
environment. they were led by the chamber of commerce and made the request in the capital on thursday. they were in talks with the president and minsters in charge of the economy. he asked the officials to create a legal framework needed for foreign investment to provide incentives from investors from overaccess. the country will take measures because he wants more investments from japan. >> ken kobayashi is one of the delegates visiting. he emphasizes that investor nations should find an affinity for the people in the destination countries. >> costs are not everything when it comes to global investment and expansion. the attachment or otherwise to japan of the people in the operating country is one of the most important factors in doing business overseas. >> before i go, let's get you caught up in the marks. we had a late rally helping to boost sentiment in other markets. the nikkei ending a half percent higher today. the shanghai composite up 2.6%. in europe, major indeces are trading like this. we are seeing pretty much here for most of the majors. london up by 3/10 of 1%. paris se
, chamber of commerce, we appreciate the opportunity last year and way back in 2006 in working with the city in developing healthy san francisco program, the health care security ordinance, it's a complicated issue, much that was broukt up from the grand ju, we appreciate their work and we cooperate yearly, thing that is are covered by federal law, it's not an easy solution, but the vast majority of san francisco businesses provide insurance and the vast, vast majority of son fra*ns businesses are spending required amounts of money, every survey and report by your agency show that and supervisor campos has acknowledge hated but there is an issue with some categories of business, but we're working together, small business associations, the chamber on educating employers and employees on the rights and obligations under this law. we've worked with television ads on cable television, the city, websites, direct communication with members, thousands of employers have been communicated with by our organizations and by the city to understand how to make this work for the employee and how to make it
venues. get away from the rallies and talk to, you know, the cincinnati chamber of commerce. he should be -- lou: excuse me? wait a minute, brad, with all do respect, that would be an electric moment in electoral history if he were to move to the chamber of commerce. i respect the judgment mightily, but that one -- >> he needs to speak to serious people at serious venues to talk policy. you don't get that across at a rally or across to the people in a 30 second sound bite. lou: the polls, do they agree on the strengths and weaknesses? do they reveal that? you talk about the seriousness of a moment in which it's captured for free media, but the reality is that there are strengths and weaknesses, it seems, at work here, otherwise, there would be, i suppose, an outright tie between the two. chris, are there stengths that are being revealed here? weaknesses revealed on all of the polls? >> yeah, here's something to keep very much in mind. here's how the electorat looks different in 2008 and 2010 -- lou: i want to be clear, not for the elective, but for the strengths and weaknesses of the t
business. here's the latest. >> that's right. facebook is making its first move into e-commerce. facebook gifts for the first time allows users to buy its first real products on the service, allowing users to buy gifts. facebook gives users the ability to take advantage of millions of users' birthday wishes. users can send gifts privately or publicly, and people receiving gifts can unwrap a virtual preview and open the real gift in person a few days later. this is designed to be easy, make it easy for users to spend money. users can pay right away or add payment details later. facebook does take a cut of all transactions. investors have been on lookout for facebook's crucial move into the revenue stream since the company acquired a mobile gifting app called karma back in may. the fact this is a native mobile appoints to the fact facebook is looking for new ways to make money from its growing mobile user base. though this is a test, maria, once people start inputting their credit cards into facebook, the potential for social commerce seems huge. back over to you. >> thank you, julia. resea
size companies. to the local chambers of commerce as opposed to u.s., there is a cleaving underway. neil: what does that mean? >> we've been friends and have these conversations we come down to a conclusion that only thing that is good for the country is a vibrant middle class, the multinational corporations did not fully represent that vibrant middle class. neil: is that a fair rap? >> sure, where has job offshoring come from? the multinationals not the sme's. neil: you think this president, what he is doing is the right direction? >> i think the alternative to bainize this economy, which is what governor romney would have us do. neil: what is wrong with that? >> you can't fix that unemployment conundrum. neil: and the government can. >> we have reached a tipping point. no matter who is in charge will not be able to fix the structural breakage in this economy. there is an appropriate partnership, we may give or terms and specifics but no beard with a thoughtful mind could say that private sector alone would lift this economy back to where it belongs, there are certain government a
park. you have fuzzy naval fountains and you have puke gutters and sex caves. is it commerce or chaos? and it goes back to the producers. they are put in a place where people don't like them. there should be some rules you can take out your various anger on them. if you are in a jersey city and at a restaurant, how would you feel if some orange alien walked in and demanded you move a shoot because they are shooting? it should be the reverse. if you see these people in a restaurant you should be able to kick them out because that's where you will live. >> i say i am against government regulation, but let the locality make their own laws. >>> next topic, the college board announced s.a.t. reading scores are the lowest they have been in years. the average score for this year's seniors was 496, down 30 points from 1972. the year, not the score. some tribute to a record number of kids taking the test including 25% from low income families. greg, what do you think? >> i think -- -- >> i want to give uh theory. i think in 40 years none of our kids or our kids' kids will be able to read. we w
have always said that change takes more than one term. lou: but can we afford another term? commerce department today revising real second-quarter gdp growth down to an anemic 1.3%. down from the previous of 1.7%. it is the lowest reported growth rate since the third quarter of last year. bad news in the manufacturing sector as well. orders for durable goods plunged more than 13% in august. since the month president obama took office, much worse than economists had feared. alan krueger writing that we are making progress and the last thing we should do, said this economist, is returned to the economic policies that failed us in the past. his predecessor in the white house, austan goolsbee had predicted earlier this year that economic growth is your own 10 year would be a big obstacle to the president's reelection. >> i would say if the economy is growing 3% or above, the presidents would have major headwinds. he will be facing trouble for it. lou: recent polls show incredibly that the romney campaign has been unable to capitalize on the president's economic policy failure. >> we will
helped drag down the american economy and experts say it could get worse. according to the u.s. commerce department economy drew 3.1%. that is lower than the government's of -- 1.3% and that is lower than 1.7%. the drought and consumer spending contributed to the drop in the rate of economic growth. some analysts say the drought will continue to hurt the economy for months. republicans claim the numbers show that the president's policies have failed while the white house points out that the economy has grown for a dozen consecutive quarters. according to a new fox news polls of likely voters, 44% approve of the president's handling of the economy compared to 35% two years ago. john reports is following the romney campaign and live tonight but first, let's get to ed henry live outside the white house. you would think the bad economic news would have the president scrambling? >> especially on top of that economic growth number you mentioned which is very weak, durable goods, that came in. it's down 13.2%. washing machines and things that are supposed to last three years. it was the worst d
chinese economy. the great growth engine -- the great engine of growth that has supported global commerce for years. >> all aboard! >> including the darkest days of the dark recession. what's happened? stock market never quit, never stopped climbing. it's had a remarkable run with every sector leading the charge at one time or another. before i get into the big remonstrations for the evening. i have gotten the big picture right. the europe, the slowdown of china and the perma low growth, the united states. some income producers, growth names and stocks with solid dividend boosts and, of course, some gold. these have been the correct calls to make. i've stuck with this market because i believe europeans are not suicidal. so far so good on that front. at least of late. i believe chinese economy will simply come back by virtue of the fact there's a tremendous urban migration within china. i believe the federal reserve's stance, brought about you by ben bernanke, will serve as a bridge over fiscal cliff and not take us down. the federal stance will take higher paying dividend companies into g
based on the north american free trade agreement that promoted much greater commerce between mexico, the united states, and also canada. >> do you feel we are on pace to have enough open trade in this country, and then there are people on both sides of the aisle to get very touchy about trade with china. >> i think sometimes they get a pretty bum rap. we have trade agreements with colombia and south korea and with panama. that was a very important development. colombia, a country that is just really coming through a very difficult internal war, they need that kind of trade. and they are a real model country in terms of economic development. china, we have some issues at the moment. we have some issues with russia. but in the long run, yes, i believe that further liberalize trade with the rest of the world by protecting our intellectual property and those kinds of things, we have to pursue that. liz: ambassador john negroponte. ambassador to the philippines as well. thank you very much for joining us. a perfect segue. coming up in the next hour, we have the former president of colomb
. mixed bag on the housing front. the commerce department reported median home prices are at highest level since 2007. august's 17% year-over-year leap is the biggest for the howing market since september of 2004. however new home sales did slide. worries of global growth in europe sent oil prices tumbling 1 1/2% settling below $90 for the first time in august. just as the president of iran wraps up his visit to the u.n. here in new york, a new investigation reveals that the largest oil trading firm in the world is buying and selling iranian oil practically at will. what about the sanctions imposed by both the u.s. and the european union? are they worth the paper they're even written on? i'm joined by stuart holiday, former ambassador to the u.n. and president and ceo of meridian international center. thank you so much for joining us, ambassador. we appreciate it. >> thank you. melissa: this story is really amazing. there were a bunch of fantastic reporters over at reuters who dug this up and they were able to track this oil that was sold by iran to vitale, which is a swiss company. they d
and the internet became a platform for e commerce and services and 1985. after that we had a lot easier search for a permission and enabling more and more information communication technology innovation. in the coming years our governments embraced that i see tea dividend for the hope of the economic growth and productivity that it enabled and for the innovation agenda that it enabled. and we started to put more and more of our business services on to the backbone of the internet. today we have e-banking and e-commerce already in the internet. we are moving toward a future of having our energy distribution of a smart protected to the internet. we are moving to a generation of next generation aviation and air traffic control that is controlled by the internet and over the internet. and so we have moved so much of our essential services on to the internet than one has to ask, is that what it was designed for? is it's a cure for what we need a fork in the future? this brings about three tensions. i am going to try to stick to three. three tensions that we are seeing in the policy world and then t
filed last week hit the lowest level in two months. but the commerce department revised its estimate of second quarter economic growth from 1.7% down to 1.3%. the economic numbers were fodder for republican presidential nominee mitt romney. at a campaign stop in springfield, virginia he said the slow growth was proof that president obama's economic policies have not worked. >> if you don't believe me why look at the price of gas and the jobs in your community and the members of your family that are struggling for good work. if you don't believe me look at the numbers that just came out in the growth of our economy. 1.3% versus russia at 4%, china at 7-8%, we are at 1.3% this is unacceptable. it is not working. i know what it takes to get things working. >> sreenivasan: 200 miles away in virginia beach, president obama acknowledged the economy is still struggling. but he also promised the crowd he'll push for an era of what he called economic patriotism. >> during campaign season you always hear a lot about patriotism. well you know what? it's time for a new economic patriotism. an ec
50. democrat be hq's -- democratic hq's just across the highway. and the chamber of commerce sits between them. >> talk family, talk schools, friends. just don't talk politics. >> reporter: they subscribe to the same philosophy at the courthouse corner cafe. >> politics are kind of bad for business. >> reporter: but it doesn't always work. >> i think obama is evil. >> reporter: evil? >> evil. >> personally i prefer obama. >> reporter: romney actually has a long history of nasty skirmishes. back in the civil war, the town reputedly went back and forth between union and confederate forces, some 56 times. >> abraham lincoln turned in one vote in hampshire county. >> reporter: democrats still outnumber republicans by a wide margin. the town supports lots of democrats for state office, but not for president and not president obama. >> i had one man tell me that oh, he ended that war and now what are all the soldiers going to do when they come home? they won't have jobs. >> reporter: so many west virginians dislike president obama that a convicted felon almost won the democratic primary
quarter was an anemic 1.7%, but today, the commerce department put out a new estimate showing us it was even less than that, just 1.3%. and this is what caught our attention in the report-- the government said half of the downward revision can be blamed on the drought. it's destroying crops, including the corn in this field inula roy, illinois. and on the land clayton arnold has been farming in walker, missouri, for 40 years. a new report today on the drought says it continues to get worse. it now covers 65.5% of the lower 48, and in 21.5% of that area, the area you see in red, the drought is extreme or exceptional. so we asked anthony mason to dig further into the impact the drought isaving on our economy. >> reporter: 90 miles southwest of dallas, in aquill atexas, the drought has cut back ronnie gerik's' cotton crop severely this year. >> it impacted not just myself but all the ag industry. >> reporter: in fact, the government now says the drought is slowing the entire economy, costing the the country $12 billion in the spring. >> farmers don't have money to spend. they're not
think about the e-commerce experience right now? it doesn't seem like you're spending a lot of must be on advertising online right now on that issue. >> we spend about 0.0000, which having the phenomenal 90% growth that we have on e-commerce, i think speaks for itself and it's driven by product. it's driven by a relationship in the stores and the guests really seeking us out, and so it's all organic growth. >> is that something that changes over time? >> i think you never say never. i think what we always look for is a real true authentic connection with the guests and that we've really earned it rather than that we've bought it, and that's been our philosophy all along, and the guest have resonated with that because they're always in choice about choosing our product and our job is to keep it the best product ever and be in an authentic relationship with the guests and we've built the brand on that and continue to see that as our strength. >> christine, thank you very much for joining us today. pleasure talking to you. >> pleasure, thank you. >> thank you. >> they make boxers? >> y
the unemployment rate. the commerce department says that the bans for long-lasting manufactured goods dropped in august by 13.2%, the biggest drop since january 2009, when the country was in recession. the drop was due to fewer aircraft orders. as for the overall economy, the commerce department says it grew at an annual rate of 1.3% in the spring, down from its previous estimate of 1.7% growth. the revision reflecting the government's lowering its estimate of crop production by $12 billion. half of the downward revision to growth came from declines in farm inventories, but other areas were weaker as well, including a slower consumer spending and less growth and exports. the 1.3% growth in the spring follows a sluggish 2% growth rate in the first quarter. rates too slow to lower unemployment. those are the latest headlines on c-span radio. >> september 11, 2001, was a day that changed my life forever. i will go through powerpoint presentation that will outline the historical account of the attack as things transpired that day. it gets pretty intense. a lot of things happen quickly. i will do
today signed a massive free-trade agreement with the gulf nations to bring more trade, more commerce, more investment to the region, to hopefully help stablize the region overtime. we know that al qaeda is severely weakened. it is not gone. you and i agree on this there are still threats there, severely weakened. bin bip is no longer there. we've also seen, we are seeing significant movement in the region working more croptive way with the united states to isolate and contain iran. iranian threat is real. it is something we have to take seriously. megyn: you're off point now. >> there is unprecedented level of cooperation. megyn: you're off point now. >> i'm not off point. megyn: you are because we're trying to get to the bottom of -- we're trying to get bottom. >> this administration has been successful we're trying to get to the bottom of why we were given bad information. >> i answered that megyn. megyn: you just said she wasn't lying. you said she wasn't lying. >> she wasn't lying. megyn: why? susan rice didn't go out there on her own. she didn't think on herself i will two go to
and the commerce department blames the drought in the midwest, i don't think so. up next, mitt romney sets up a trust for his grandkids, pays a lot less in taxes, legal. but why is he getting critici d criticized? manager, ed butowsky. . stuart: the company that makes the blackhawk helicopter cutting 570 jobs. defense companies like sekorski make more in anticipation of more defense spending cuts after the first of the year. sekorski down 570 jobs. mitt romney avoided much of -- a lot of taxation when he set up a trust to give millions to his grandchildren. perfectly legal way to take care of his heirs, he's criticized for it. ed butowsky with chapwood investments. what did he do, did he avoid tax or minimize tax? >> he took advantage of exactly what the tax code was, he didn't avoid it, he delayed it. it's important for people to understand. a lot of tax planning goes into when you're a wealthy individual and we applaud he took money-- excuse me took stock and low cost basis into a trust. a republican or democrat you can do that. what he did at that point no money was taxed at all on that,
to simmer. it was not all good news. gdp growth cut from 1.7% to 1.3%. the commerce department saying revision in consumer spending, exports and inventory investment are still to blame. liz claman spending the day at the concordia summit in new york, so tell us who you will be talking to this hour. liz: big minus, have to tell you. pr
as possible so we can create commerce, which is what we are designed to do. for smaller banks, they don't participate, they do the basics and make it easier for them to do what they do best. tracy: dodd-frank causing small businesses, small banks 25% more than they need to. thank you for being with us and sharing your thoughts. >> thank you very much, and pleasure to be here. dennis: the check is not in the mail. u.s. postal service to default on a huge pension fund payment making it the second-largest payment in two months and has missed some $5.6 billion paying in to pre-fund retiree health benefits. the post offices in 25 early in dollars every day. 5 billion june quarter in the 1 billion pieces. closing small branches. tracy: the post office of the most beautiful buildings, prime real estate. dennis: taxpayers funding everything. tracy: maybe somebody will send a card. the nfl referees are ready for some football. the refs are back, and hopefully no snafus like this one on monday night. keep it right here, live coverage of the nfl news conference this hour. dennis: chase government
, robert morrow from the american libya chamber of commerce industry. we have seen a number of american companies chomping at the bit to look at the opportunities in libya. again, a variety of different set is, all of which brought up today. given the fact several of you have been there recently, spent time there recently, from the perspective we've had in the north, it seems security is not that big of a consideration, but which are perspective having been there recently as a westerner, have you felt any threats to your%? would it be advisable for american companies to wait for the time being or is it a good opportunity to start looking at opportunities now? >> okay, since he was the last one, i will start with you this time. >> all deal with the commercial question first. i mean, on the commercial side of his there for 13 million borodin have a security detail. i had a fairly low profile. .. that kind of thing is frowned upon. in fact they issued a decree banning it. it doesn't mean it's law, it's a kind of ambiguous transitional legal -- for the moment you have to go with libyan secu
of commerce and with the department of interior, working with the department of energy. central bank of iraq. the total well over $40 million. he has received a superior honor award. and an extra mile award during his years of service at the state department. is received a certificate of achievement for most significant impact on the intelligence community from the defense intelligence agency. a native of new jersey. the most important point of his entire biography is that he is a graduate of the george washington university. school international affairs. [applause] and he did his master's studies at boston university. i have given you a rather extensive biography. these are certainly three people that are well known and outstanding experts in their field. at this time, i will turn it over to dr. >> thank you. i think the ambassador gave us a rather interesting assignment here. we probably need about five days to review this. but it will be quite interesting. perhaps more generally, we can give a general view -- what i view the problems in the gulf today. and i might set up the situation for
phone encrypted and protected with passwords. we think this is something that is just like e-commerce. it took a few years for people to feel comfortable with that. we think the more time, it will take people to realize that it is safer than carrying a normal wallet. >> let's talk about what is in it for lemon. how do you make your money? 50i78 assuming at some point you have to charge a business a subscription fee? how is revenue generated? >> right now, the service is free. we have it, a subscription with extra premium features for people who need very specific services. the way we see ourselves making money in the long-term is because we think the wallet is a very natural way for friends to connect with consumers. when it's at the right time and at the right place and in the right moment. >> apple, obviously, when they launched their new operating system chose not to do what they call nearfield communications, at least right now, which some say would have rocketed this whole sector even more than it already has been. were you disappointed by that? and do they almost have to do that
the commerce department revised down from 1.7% to 1.3%. >> this is not just one quarter. this has been going on now for years. china is growing much faster than we, our economy needs to be reinvigorated. >> not all the numbers paint a gloomy picture. the labor department announced it undercounted nearly 400,000 jobs in 2011, meaning a 4.4 million jobs have been created since the president's inauguration. slightly more than the number lost in that same period. but the president said there's still more work to do. >> we're not where we need to be, not yet. we've got a lot more folks who have to get back to work. we've got a lot more work to do to make the middle class secure, again. but the question is, whose plan is better for you? >> obama win a republican-leaning virginia, could deal romney a crushing blow. the president won here four years ago, becoming the first democrat to do so since lyndon johnson. in this state, the military vote is not the only game in town. football fans are everywhere. it's no surprise a reporter asked romney about the deal to end the dispute between the nfl and it
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